Cimbasso (295) - - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark reddish brown with a big, beige head. Milk chocolate sweetness in the aroma, but flavours of date, caramel and tawny port in the taste, but without the sweetness of a port. Very little bitterness from the hops. Very smooth taste and big mouth feel. Long lingering finish of milky coffee flavours.The sample was from a 33cl bottle brewed in 2013.
Leighton (12259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting. Thanks to Gunnar for this one! Pours ruby-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has rich bread, old fruits and alcohol. Medium sweet flavor with bready malts, faint milk chocolate, booze, earth, leather. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Moderately warming to finish with dark brett, more aged fruits and light earthy bitterness. Good one.
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Duft av malt, karamell og krydder. Mørk fin kastanjebrun farge. Lite skum, noe langs kant. Nydelig fin rund smak av karamell og toffe.
Nordcore (1065) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a lightbrown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some dark fruits and anis. Light sweet and medium bitternes with malt and anis end.
mR_fr0g (4186) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle share at the Gunnar tasting CBC clerko. Thanks to Gunnar. Aroma is lager yeast notes, caramel, toffee. REd caramel pour with a thin light cream head. Flavour is light roast caramel some fussel alcohol and solid bitterness.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Gunnar tasting at the CBC Clerkenwell. Cloudy dark brown, tan head. Nose is very malty, ripe fruit, banana, caramel, chocolate, spicy. Taste is unexpectedly later than the strong aromas. Malty, light ripe fruit, little banana, caramel.
Holmen2 (1300) - NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 Dark ruby. Beige head. Pure and refreshing aroma of toffee, dark chocolate and hops. Taste of dark malts, dark chocolate and dates balanced with bitterness, perhaps with a slight hint of citrus and pine. An excellent yule tide beer! Round mouthfeel.
Beertobealive (304) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large brown foamy head with strange solvent flavor. Dark almost black body. Heavy root taste dominating light chocolate. Fits well with garlic croutons in a soup.
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maneliquor (3327) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at CBC Clerkenwell share thanks to Gunnar. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head. Nose is big spices, chocolate and aniseed. Taste is moderate spices, chocolate and liquorice with loads of toasted bread. Some zest on the finish. Ok
BillHick420 (438) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours blackish, tanned head. Aroma of caramel malts, hints of hops, and some fruityness